March 31st, 2010
10 Seconds proved to be more than enough time in March. With a whopping 30 34 entries, this has been the most productive theme so far.
Check ’em out:
10 Second War, by Almost
A really well made shooter-strategy game. Control multiple units, 10 seconds at a time to beat each level. Tons of units, weapon types, and enemies.
Redivider, by Nathan McCoy
A simple, but awesome game. Use the mouse to draw lines to either divide, separate, or avoid shapes.
Minima Time, by Graduate Games
A limited time platformer where the player can slow or freeze time. Extend the amount of time you have to live by collecting clocks.
Blind, by Tayron
An intriguing audio-only game! Try to use sound to locate a target space in 10 seconds, then watch the replay.
Contentric, by HybridMind
Collect time, while avoiding swirling boxes in this soothing, ambient avoid-’em-up.
I Can Hold My Breath Forever, by Jake Elliott
An atmospheric exploration game. Your character can only hold his breath for 10 seconds (despite the title), so get to safe areas fast!
Flashlight, by Local Ghost
Navigate a dark cave with only 10 seconds worth of battery for each level. Reminds me of the invisible platform puzzles in old Zelda games.
Kill Birds with Rockets, by Kyle Rodgers
A herding/shooting game. Fire rockets to destroy the target number of birds. The action pauses every second to allow you to position and fire a new rocket.
10 Seconds to Save Claire, by Robson
An interesting puzzle game. Cut the right fuses to prevent the explosives from detonating. Each fuse costs a certain amount of time, so make sure you don’t go over 10 seconds.
Earth is a 3D Planet, by Manuel Van Dyck
An Asteroids-style game. Gain extra time by destroying things and flying dangerously.
No Good!, by Ed Scheindlin
Blow through 5 bosses in 10 seconds. A pretty simplistic shooter, though slightly confusing.
Becca, by Ed Scheindlin
Longer than most of the works here, use the arrows keys to navigate. More of a short narrative than a game.
Ye Olde Faulty Battle Projections, by Matthew Elvey Price
An RTS style game. Order your troops in 10 seconds, then watch them do battle for 10 seconds. Repeat for victory!
10 Seconds, by Roybie
A grab-and-dodge style game. Touch green circles to get more time, while avoiding red circles.
10 Seconds of Awesome, by Aaron Styles
A more appropriate name would be “10 Seconds of Gameplay Preceded by a Minute of Dialog”. Not sure if it’s a text experiment or not, but the main puzzle portion is hard to reach.
The Bus, by Morusque
Why do I feel like I’ve been punked? Wait for the bus to show up, then press a button to jump on. Cute presentation – and quite possibly a comment on casual games, not sure.
Let’s Get This Over With, by Perrin
A really tough avoid-’em-up. I could only last for 6.5 seconds.
Orbit Launch, by Ben Bruton
A 2-player rocket launching game. The delay between the button push and the rocket is 1-second, so it’s hard to play.
How Long is 10 Seconds?, by Maciej Czekala
A time estimation challenge more than a game. Press ENTER to start the clock, and space to stop it. Try to get as close to 10 seconds as possible.
Time Sensitive Materials, by Adam Durand
You only have 10 seconds to get an alien chemical to a safe container! A series of different platforming challenges.
Last Stand, by Dariuou
Ration power to destroy all incoming missiles.
The Colony, by Emperorben
A puzzle-platformer where you control a colony of aliens looking for a new home. Each only has 10 seconds to live before becoming a statue.
10 Ten, by Anthony
A shooter where enemies and the player alternate moves/attacks in a 10 second period.
Falling Space House, by Joaquim
Arrows to move, up arrow to rescue others. One of the few games that you actually play in only 10 seconds.
Paincube, by Nihilocrat
Knock enemies off a platform with your paincube in this mouse-driven 3D game.
Slug Defence, by Stig
Ultra simple tower defense game. Defend your cake from disgusting slugs.
Map Maker, by Super Sausage Dog
A platformer where you can modify platformable areas with the mouse. Stay outside of a safe zone and you only have 10 seconds to live.
Cold As Death, by Gorm Lai
A text adventure in 20 seconds. Read fast, type faster.
Time Factor, by Steve Nuttall
Quick multiplication slows down time, while wrong answers speed it up. How long can you last?
Turn Out the Lights, by Anthony
A puzzle game where clicking one tile changes the colors of all of the surrounding tiles. You only have 10 seconds per puzzle, but can click for a time extension (at a penalty).
Some additional entries:
Illumination, by Alexis Bacot
A puzzle-timing order game. Move tiles to the appropriate place with the time limit, but be careful in how & when you place them!
Word Hunt, by Zink Interactive
Click on the object that matches the target word (ignore the “spell”, it’s slightly confusing).
SurViral, by Darth Mike
Corrupt parts of the computer and spread your virus around. New decoys buy you additional time as you attempt to destroy critical parts. I just wish there were more levels!
10 Second Path, by vazor222
Click on shapes to walk down a simple path.